Events - 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST
John Munoz Photo

The Games Institute is coordinating with the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo to host a guest lecture by John Muñoz from the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Portugal on Tuesday, December 4th 2018.

This talk is free and open to all

Monday, December 3, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Join us Monday Dec. 3rd at 2:30 for a panel event about careers in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The event is free and open to anyone interested in HCI.

Speakers

Kimberly Tee is a Senior User Experience (UX) Researcher at Shopify. Read about Kimberly here.

Sandra Loop is a Senior Product Manager and UX Designer at SAP. Read about Sandra here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Design and evaluation of CityQuest, a video game aimed at older adults with fear of falling

Please join us for this Brown Bag Talk with Eugenie Roudaia, a Scientific Associate at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. The talk will take place at the Games Institute in the Collaboration Space.

This event is free and open to all.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Title: Towards an open architecture

Speaker: Jonathan Enns, MArch, BAS, Assist. Professor, University of Waterloo

This event is free and open to all - Refreshments will be provided

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Please join us Tuesday, November 13 to hear Jason Hawreliak give a talk about semiotics in videogames and teaching in a dedicated game studies program. Jason is a co-founder of First Person Scholar and Assistant Professor of Game Studies at Brock University. He recently published his new book "Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames".

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 12:00 PM EST

Brown Bag: VR in Second Language Learning

Please join us Thursday, November 8 for Amy Liang's Brown Bag talk

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Trauma and Demogorgons: Analyzing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in Stranger Things

Toben Racicot, GI resident and English PhD student, will give a talk in the collaboration space during our Halloween party. Come out to hear Toben talk about how the motif of D&D in Stranger Things informs how role-playing games are an unconventional tool for empowering and preparing players for future trauma.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT
Darth and Yoda

Ghouls and Rules...

Gourds and Boards...

Trolls and Rolls...

Mice and Dice...

It's Halloween at the GI!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

Evaluating human-machine interactions for `cognitive load’ without interrupting behavior

Dr. Lewis Chuang

Dept. for Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media, Institute for Informatics, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Germany


Abstract

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Small Games Institute Brown Bag logo

The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on October 16th 2018. The GI is located in EC-1, and these events are open to all members of the University of Waterloo. 

Presenter: Lindsay Meaning, English PhD candidate

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

The Nintendo Wii, one of the best-selling video game consoles in history, was discontinued seven years ago, which is precisely what makes it a robust, economical and flexible platform for game-related research and teaching. This workshop will walk you through the process of turning your Wii into a versatile tool for the investigation of homebrew games, hacks and demos written for a variety of historical video game systems.

Friday, May 25, 2018 — 4:30 PM to Sunday, May 27, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 Game Jam poster

This event is an opportunity to MAKE games, explore new game ideas, and interact with fellow game-lovers in an exciting and relaxed environment. Learn something, teach something, make something, and play something!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 GI Jam Poster

Come out on Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th from 5- 9 PM to learn the starter skills and the team spirit needed to be a strong competitor for the GI Game Jams and to work in the game industry.

Taught by the Jam veterans and indie game devs of UW Game Dev Club. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Spring 2018 Game Jam poster

Come out on Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th  from 5 - 9 PM to learn the starter skills and the team spirit needed to be a strong competitor for the GI Game Jams and to work in the game industry.

Taught by the Jam veterans and indie game devs of UW Game Dev Club. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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